The banana cream pie recipe is one of my favorite pie recipes. If you are learning how to make a pie and love banana recipes, you can make the banana pie completely from scratch or you can use a package of pudding mix. Both will turn out delicious.
Bananas have been a favorite fruit in many countries around the world. They have been the staple starch in many of the tropical countries. It makes sense that so many delicious banana recipes have been developed.
Bananas are eaten deep fried, baked in the skin, used in breads, cookies, cakes , pancakes and ice cream; so why not a delicious banana cream pie recipe. Top the cream mixture with a homemade meringue recipe and you will have a magnificent pie recipe.
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and set aside; place whites in separate bowl for meringue.
In a heavy pan, stir together the flour, cornstarch, sugar and salt; gradually stir in the milk until smooth.
Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil; stir and boil for another minute.
Stir half of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks; pour yolk mixture back into the pan.
Cook and stir for another two minutes; remove from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.
Set mixture aside to cool slightly while preparing meringue.
Fold diced bananas into custard filling; spoon into baked pie crust.
Spread meringue over pie filling; bake until meringue is light brown at 350 F degrees.
Beat egg whites and cream of tarter on medium speed until foamy.
Continue beating on medium while gradually adding sugar.
Increase mixing speed to high and beat until stiff peaks start to form.
Add vanilla and continue beating until meringue holds its shape when lifted with a spoon.
Spread over pie and bake until light brown.
Let cool and then refrigerate.
Cook pie filling using the 1 ¾ cups milk. Fold in the marshmallows, cover with plastic wrap and chill. Fold in the whipped cream. Slice bananas in the bottom of the baked crust. Pour in the pudding over the bananas. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Prepare pastry and place in 9 inch pie plate; bake.
Combine orange sections and juice with lemon juice, banana and sugar; let stand 1 hour.
Soften gelatin in cold water; add boiling water and stir until dissolved.
Add gelatin mixture to fruit mixture; chill until it begins to thicken.
Whip cream and fold into gelatin mixture; turn into baked cooled pie crust.
Garnish with additional whipped cream, mint leaves and berries.
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